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What to Do with Frozen Pipes

When your pipes succumb to the winter’s wrath and burst, it can be a stressful and messy situation. But you don’t have to panic. We have some simple steps to help get your pipes back to normal. When disaster strikes in the winter and your frozen pipes burst it can be a stressful and messy situation. But you don’t need to panic. We’ve outlined three steps you need to follow to help alleviate the impact of a burst frozen pipe in your home. Check them out below:

Step 1 – Shut Off the Water and Electricity:

This is a vital step that stops the water from accumulating and potentially flooding and damaging your home. Locate your home’s main water valve, and shut it off immediately. Being prepared beforehand and knowing where your water valve is is a very important to make sure this process goes smoothly. Shutting off your electricity is also very important to ensure your safety and minimize damage. You don’t need to shut off electricity to your whole house, just the section of the house where the burst pipe occurred. Perhaps you live in an apartment complex and don’t have access to the water valve. If that’s the case, be sure to get in touch with the building manager or landlord.

Step 2 – Call Us:

Not all plumbing companies offer 24/7 emergency service – but Greenwood does! Give us a call and we will be on our way. We have the experts to help remedy your frozen pipes.

Step 3 – Remove Water:

Getting a head start to removing water is a great thing to do while waiting for help to arrive. You don’t want mold and mildew to build up – so getting a head start on this is a great thing to do to help be successful in this situation. The use of mops, buckets, towels, and vacuums can help make this process more efficient.

Now that you know what to do when your frozen pipes burst, there’s no need to panic. Just follow these three easy steps and your problem will be solved! Call us today! (401) 738-9245